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BFP on a Break

Isn't that just the way it goes: you try for month after excruciating month to get pregnant, but to no avail. Then you decide to lay off for a bit, take it easy, re-charge the battery… and voila – you're pregnant!

Those are the types of stories you'll find here. And if you have one to submit for inclusion, we want to hear from you! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

BFP Against the Odds!

Like many of you, I stalked this site every time I found myself in the TWW. I promised myself I would come back and contribute my story when I finally got my BFP! So here it is:

DH and I had been ttc our first for 18 months. Testing showed irregular ovulation, low progesterone and a stuck left tube that they opened up in the testing procedure itself. We did 6 months of Clomid and 2 IUIs that did not work. During the first IUI, my body produced only 1 follicle and 5-7 on the second attempt with an increased dosage. The RE told us we had only 0.5% chance of conceiving naturally. He recommended considering IVF as our chance with it was 70%. So, making the most of a holiday special, we paid our IVF treatment and were waiting for a couple of months before starting when I got my BFP!

I had a lot more symptoms when we were undergoing treatment, so this month was a complete surprise. In hindsight, there were a few things that now seem very obvious.

Used OPK which turned positive on CD 13. We BD’d every other day from day 9 to day 16

1 to 7 DPO: nothing much.
8 DPO: light brown spotting, cramps, slightly tender bbs (nothing unusual for that time of cycle)
9 DPO: same as the day before. Very tired.
10 DPO: headache, brown spotting, tender bbs, very tired, went to bed 7pm.
11 DPO: headaches, indigestion, salty cravings, cramps, bloating, less tender bbs. I went for a run today and I couldn’t get my breath back. I thought it was because I’d been sick for 3 weeks with a bad cough and I hadn’t worked out in a long while. Exhausted, fell asleep at 8pm, but I woke up at 3am with insomnia.
12 DPO: Same as the day before. While grocery shopping I bought an hpt and took it in the evening and it came out positive. Still had a hard time completing my run, did not recover quickly. This was very odd. Could not believe it, so I went back out to buy another brand and it was still BFP!! Told DH when he came home from work and he was very excited… I was in shock.
13 DPO: a little pink spotting
14 DPO: Blood work confirmed BFP with high hcg level.
18 DPO: Follow up beta, showed still high hcg level.
First US is programmed for 2 weeks’ time.

Things that were different this month from others: I had a cough for 3 weeks, so I had to take Mucinex almost the whole month. My CM was the same as every other cycle, except that usually at the end of the cycle it becomes stretchy and clear right before AF, and this time it didn’t happen. I also meditated every day for 30 mins, visualizing what it had felt like in previous months when I was getting my hormone shots to stimulate the ovaries.

So, there it is! We had less than 1% chance of it happening naturally, and it did! So keep hope alive… it will happen :-)Hopefully, this will be a sticky bean!!!! Thank you to all the ladies for contributing their stories and making the tww less crazy!


BFP -- The Month We Decided To Stop Trying!

OH and I began TTC in November 2011.. After no success for 2 months, OH proposed on Christmas Day!! After this, we both decided to wait to keep trying, and organize the wedding first..

LMP was January 18, BD on CD13 and O on CD15... (trying to avoid pregnancy, as in the last two months we bd two days before O and nothing!!)

1DPO-3DPO: nothing unusual
4DPO: started having cramps as though AF was coming
5DPO: same AF like cramps, and more tired than usual
6DPO: woke up after having a very weird dream that my fiancé was pregnant... and I was going to be a mother :-/, more tired than usual, AF like cramps, and both BBS getting sore (bit unusual, usually become sore 1wk before AF).
7DPO: woke up after having ANOTHER weird dream that I had a baby... still AF like cramps, sore BBS, and extra hungry!
8DPO: Tested (WAAAYYYYY too early, silly woman) - BFN. Still sore BBS, hungry & itchy legs all day.. Also was experiencing ALOT of creamy CM, much more than usual after O.
9DPO: Another BFN. Still sore BBS and still creamy CM
10DPO: Still sore BBS. Very thirsty! Therefore peeing constantly.. Maybe bit of nausea and 2x dizzy spells. BFN!
11DPO: Still AF like cramps and sore BBS, thirsty, tired BFN!
12DPO: internet cheapie hpt with fmu.. went back to bed for about 3 hours then checked test: VERY faint bfp.. definitely colour in second line though.. but because I had waited so long, didn't get too excited about result. Had Clearblue digital in wardrobe.. tested and PREGNANT 1-2 WEEKS!!!!

Wanted to wait to tell OH but couldn't so texted him a photo of the test!! We are both very happy but also very cautious as I had a tarot reading done about 3 weeks ago & she told me if I become pregnant, it will not last.. Fingers crossed!!

Good luck to all you TTCers!!! To be honest, I have never been pregnant, never even seen two lines on a preg test.. so I wasn't even sure if I COULD become pregnant... I guess what I've learned it to HAVE FAITH because God has a plan for all of us!

BFP with PCOS and on a Break

We had been ttc for 3 months with MASSIVE BFN's. Now I know 3 months isn't a very long time but when you are ttc it feels like forever. Then I noticed my periods got more and more irregular which threw a curve ball in the mix. After stalking this site throughout that period I was determined to get to the bottom of this because I'm not a particularly patient person. DH is 34, I'm 33 and this year will be our 10th wedding anniversary. We had waited because we didn't feel ready and so for the first time in 9 years we felt now was the perfect time for both of us. This was the 'plan' so it was meant to go smoothly. Ha ha :-)

Anyway DH and I went to the see the Dr and he referred me for a scan, basically I was kinda insistent, but I got the referral which was great and now I just waited for the letter with the date of the scan. DH and I decide we would give it a break and just live for the next few month :-). In the mean time I thought I would give myself a kick start with a detox plan. I exercise regularly and I'm healthy but I suffer from cystic acne, nothing the doctors have given me has ever worked.

Anyway I went on a Lemon detox for 2 weeks (I wouldn't recommend this to anyone) I did this for me and I've done this before so I know my body can tolerate it. My scan was actually on the last day of my detox plan. I had both an external and an internal scan on the 18th of Dec 2011. With the festive period inbetween, I went back for my results to the Dr on the 30th of Dec 2011.

This is when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I started researching more on it and just trying to understand what I can do to help myself naturally. For my acne and to create a more alkaline balance internally I started taking 2tb spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in my water daily, once a day. I also started taking chaste berry tincture to help regulate my periods. So I was waiting for AF before I could start using OPK's again.

My AF was late by 42 days but with my history of 48 day cycles and longer I just waited and actually felt frustrated that this chaste berry wasn't working. My acne on the other hand was improving drastically. My breast had become heavier and tender but again this was nothing new, it happened every time my AF was due. Bizarrely last Friday after work, I felt rather slippery wet down there. So I thought ah well maybe I'm ovulating and my cycle is just being it's usual weird self. I used a Clear Blue OP stick and there was a smiley face :-) Ran downstairs to show hubby and we BD'ed that very evening, next day I used another stick and again smiley face, so we BD'ed again. But something kept niggling me so I started reading about PCOS and misleading OPK's and pregnancy giving misleading results. So the next morning when I work up, I did the OPK pee, stopped midstream and did the cheapee internet pregnancy test strip pee and within 30 seconds the internet cheapee, had 2 fat reddish pink lines..... BFP. The OPK had another smiley face. Confused and excited I yelled down to DH as I went down the stairs holding both.

Right we are going to the shops right now for a pregnancy test hubby said, already peeling off his dressing gown. It was 9 am on a Sunday so we had to wait until the shops opened at 10. So we bought the CBDT 2 pack just in case. Got home and had to wait till I need to pee. After peeing within a minute BFP showing 3+. OMG we were stunned we weren't even trying that past month which means we conceived over Christmas.

Just been to the Dr today and he reckons I'm probably 6-7 weeks pregnant. Crazy thing is other than my tender breasts I had no other symptoms at all. Maybe they were there but because of our previous disappointment and the fact that we were not trying in this cycle, I didn't even think about it.

I filled in forms for the midwife today so am expecting her call anytime from today and the receptionists gave me a Pregnancy Pack...OMG. Still cant believe it, but we are both sooooo excited and grateful!!

Now we know women with PCOS have a higher chance of miscarriage so we are praying this little bean sticks around.
The main thing I can think of is that the detox helped as I lost about 6-8 pounds before I was even given the PCOS Diagnosis.

I hope this encourages everyone else with PCOS, it will happen for you too.
********Baby Dust to all**********

Bfp After 4 Years !!!

Wow can't believe it's really happening! Well what can I say , me and dh tried everything to try and help conceive turns out I have severe PCOS which causes me not to ovulate very often. Anywho after 4 years of disappointment we gave up in November 2011 decided we are lucky to have the one child already! Anyway here's a list of a few things that made me test, I can't tell you at what day what happened as I'm not normal and don't normally have 'cycles' but anyway

Tired sooooooooo tired having to have naps in the day
Very thirsty and a nasty taste in my mouth that would not go away
Couldn't stop eating! Never felt full though
Restless nights
SORE nipples now I mean just a cotton tshirt rubbing over them was agony
Lots of Ewcm sorry tmi :( kept thinking that I was due my period!
But what made me test was waking up in the night to pee! I never do that!
Done first test at ten pm positive then one the next morning positive!
Booking in with midwife next week!:) can believe it we had given up and I get my little peanut :D
Hope this helps and for the women who are always thinking 'let's try making a Baby ' try not to, just get on with it enjoy our time with your partner instead of thinking this might be making a baby an loosing the loving part of it ;) it will happen when u least expect it!:)

BFP After 5 Months TTC With Some Weird Symptoms


I stalked this site for many months which was fantastic for reading about others but I found myself getting really impatient and frustrated. As soon as I focused more on having a normal life forgetting about Ttc I got pregnant straight away.

My symptoms were weird. I had awful nightmares every night for 4 days, I had hot flashes in the evening, I had nose bleeds which is not usual for me but is a pregnancy symptom, awful pains in my legs at night and my nipples hurt a bit. Drinking a few glasses of wine made me feel sick and I felt like I was getting flu. When I actually got the Bfp , despite ttc I was taken by surprise because we only bd 3 times that months. Weirdly some ovulation tests can detect pregnancy hormones too . The one with the smiley face also has a normal wee stick which gave me 2 lines but when I put it into the digital holder it said I wasn't ovulating, because I was pregnant. This was a Clear Blue. I did a normal hpt after which showed pregnancy too

Anyway best of luck! Don t exclude any symptoms - every woman is different


BFP with very few symptoms

This was our 3rd cycle TTC #2.  My last two cycles I had every pregnancy symptom in the book and ended up getting BFNs both months. During those months I tracked every little twinge, pain, weird symptom etc. This cycle I took a much more relaxed approach. I didn't track anything and tried not to focus on every little thing. I did not have ANY symptoms this month up until a day ago. My BBs were not sore, no cramping, no implantation bleeding- nothing! The only symptom I've had is congestion that started about a day ago.  I thought I was out his month but tested yesterday at 12 dpo and got a very faint positive on an IC.  I thought it had to be an evap line so I tested again this morning using clear blue digital and BFP right away!! I couldn't believe it. There's still hope even if you don't have any symptoms.
Baby dust to all!

BFP after 3 months

Well, I have to say...I really didn't think this was going to be our month. It was the first month I decided not to temp, not to check the cervix, nothing.  We just BD'd when we felt like it and we just kept it fun and stress free :)  My husband is 29 and I'm 26, this will be our first.  We've been married for 8 months now and this was our 3rd try.   Here it is:

1-5 dpo  nothing.  Not even sure when I ovulated as I wasn't keeping track of any of it this month.  This is an estimation.
6 dpo:  very very slight boob tenderness on sides when poked
7 dpo:  same as 6 dpo
8 dpo:  same
9 dpo:  same
10 dpo:  some slight cramps...wasn't even sure if they originated from the uterus.  Could have been gas, still sore boobs on sides but getting increasingly sore.
11 dpo:  sharp AF like cramps, thought I would start my period but nothing. Still sore boobs, very large might I add.
12 dpo:  more sharp cramps in the am, but no period.  Boobs the same.  I keep wondering maybe they look a little veiny??  Oh, I'm sure it's all in my head.  Took a bath, went to the store.  Was going to wait till friday to test but I bought a couple EPT digital tests and went home and peed on one.  Just a formality, as I was sure it would say "not pregnant."  But nope!  At 4:45 pm on tuesday, I got my very first ever in my life BFP!!  I couldn't believe it.  I was in shock and shaking when my husband came home from work.  All I could say was, "babycakes, there's something in the oven...."  lol!  He was so happy!  We are so happy!!  Yay!  Good luck everyone!  Let's hope he/she is extra sticky :))

Finally BFP!!!!

This site has helped me through so many TWW obsessions and finally I can report in. This month I didn't exactly keep track of what symptoms were on which day but just an overall track of my sympotms. It started with a TERRIBLE break out probably the worst I've ever had. Then I had some cold like symptoms, was SUPER tired, emotional (teared up at several TLC shows and comercials and one day was not very nice to DH), cramps, and then came the headache and nausea that I still get every afternoon. Tested at 9 DPO with IC and thought it was BFN then went back and looked  later and there was a very very faint line, Tested again with IC at 10 DPO and the line was slightly darker, then today 11 DPO tested with FRER and got a Yes + after a few minutes....I think since it is still early that is why it didn't turn right away.

What we did different this cycle. Well really we just had fun. We had talked about how things were becoming to routine so we just had fun with it this cycle.

Baby Dust to all you ladies looking for your BFP! Keep your spirit up, never lose hope, and don't underestimate the power of prayer. We have been TTC for 1 year. If we didn't conceive this month we were going to see an RE and a fertility specialist.

Hope its sticky!!!

Very Weird Cycle => BFP!

I think this is a great example for ladies who are frustrated by their irregular cycles, and are worried it might mean they don't conceive right away.  Sorry for the length, but I think it's reassuring!

A little background: I have been charting and obsessing over my cycle since my husband and I got married.  In all honesty, I think it was detrimental to our sex life and added unnecessary stress to both of our lives.  In order to keep up the data collection but not worry about it, we made a little Excel program that allowed each of us to alternate symptothermal inputs, but that wouldn't let us see the pattern until after the cycle completed.  On our first month of "no-stress-conception" (which was, I must admit, a bit rabbit like -- woohoo! :P), and during a very weird cycle, bam -- BFP last week, at 18DPO.  Four of them, actually.  Haven't been to the doc yet (going in two days), but super upbeat and eager to start getting some real tests/scans!

My cycle was perhaps two short cycles, or one long cycle with breakthrough bleeding.  I am leaning toward two short cycles: one 27-day anovulatory (no temp spikes/erratic) followed by a short, scant period; then, another where I seem to have ovulated on CD8, as after that day my temps spiked and stayed high for 18 days.  I had a hunch (the DH even called it), but when no AF came, I knew I had to test.  Of course, this could all change if it turns out that scant period was actually implantation bleeding when I get a fetal age, but I am skeptical, as I never spiked in temps afterward and actually had a BFN (took it just in case) about a week after the bleeding stopped.

Here are the symptoms I've had since that CD8 temp spike:

1DPO-7DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary.
8DPO: Revolted by the smell of peanut butter (which I normally love but now appears to, sadly, be one of my pregnancy aversions!).
9DPO-18DPO: VERY wet discharge, abnormal for me.
14DPO-18DPO: Nauseous/food aversion.  Had to force myself to eat.
14DPO: Strong cramping, extremely irritable.
15DPO: Extremely irritable, VERY sore upper lady bits.
15DPO: Started strongly craving meat (and I'm a vegetarian!).
18DPO: One positive BFP!  Booked a doctor's visit.
20DPO: Crazy nosebleed (also abnormal for me, as I've never had one in my life), second BFP!

Anyway, hopefully the doctor can shed some more light on what went on with me this go 'round, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that I'm preggers!  Have had zero bleeding, just a bit crampy, nauseous, and emotionally insane since then.

I hope this information helps wannabe-moms that are nervous about their crazy, erratic cycles.


BFP with Endo/TTC for 22 months

Just got my BFP today after quite a long TTC road. 22 months of TTC, endo stage 2 removed in April, 4 IUIs, 6 months Clomid, and we got pg on a break cycle!!!!

Here's the story of this BFP cycle:
Ovulated on day 8 (usually day 16 on Clomid and 20 w/o meds).
Didn't find out until CD 9 that I had already ovulated... luckily we had well-timed BD on CD 7... had NO idea that we were TRYING at that point.
No meds-- just exhausted my 6 months of Clomid, had 4 IUIs (2 since the laparoscopy) and didn't feel a peace about moving to injectibles just yet.
No Caffeine-- very important-- I just quit caffeine 2 months ago and on month 1, I had a chem pg and this month a BFP! We also tried Preseed this month!!
After chem pg at 5 weeks last month
Mid-cycle bleeding-- it freaked me out-- 4dpo had some heavy spotting-- old blood... very scary!
Spotting last night (13 dpo) and very moody-- was VERY sure AF was on her way!
Progesterone supplements-- took it once the blood test verified that I o'd early. Progesterone level on 4 dpo was 9.2, so kinda low.

So far only symptoms are fatigue, cramping/pulling, and sore bbs. Bring on the symptoms... I'm thrilled!

Just wanted to share-- I always looked for symptoms like mine during the TWW, so hopefully this will provide some encouragement to someone. Above all else, I believe that God is in control and is the creator and giver of life. Although it has been a huge struggle to TTC, sometimes the harder the struggle, the sweeter the prize!